Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Holy Week April 10 – 15

April 10
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Services:
9 & 11am Traditional Worship
Located in the Sanctuary, this worship is classic, reverent, and beautifully liturgical. You’ll hear from our choir, organist, and other instrumentalists along with a message from one of our ministers.
9:30am Simple Worship
This short, casual worship service, led by Rev. Shannon Moore, located in the Chapel and is informal, interactive and engaging. We include all of the elements of standard worship — music, prayer, scripture-based sermon and communion — into a brief, family-friendly time frame.
10:10am Ten:10
This service, in Walker Hall, feels more like your favorite coffee shop than a church – complete with coffee from local favorite Ampersand. The music is acoustic and the dress is casual, so you can come as you are to meet others as we move toward more healing, hope, and wholeness – together.

April 14 at 7:30pm
Maundy Thursday

This Holy Week service of Tenebrae is located in the Sanctuary and will focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ. Through the reading of Scripture, congregational hymns and anthems sung by the Chancel Choir, we will be reminded of the events following Palm Sunday that lead us to the cross.

April 15 from 4:30 to 6pm
Good Friday

Family Holy Week Outdoor Experience: Your family is invited to walk-through Holy Week at your own pace. Seven, do-it-yourself activities around the church will guide your family into the story of Jesus’ life leading up to Easter. Families will visit the cleared temple, smell the scent of perfume shared by a beloved follower of Jesus, wash the feet of a loved one, learn how we are all part of God’s family, visit the garden to pray, and share communion with one another. At each stop, families are invited to explore scripture, take in the sights and sounds and talk with their family about Holy Week and the anticipation of the hope of Easter. Families engaging in spiritual experiences together is part of our Children’s Ministries Family Faith Formula.

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 17

6:45am
Sunrise Service

Join us for an early-morning Easter worship experience. We will gather in the Memorial Garden at 6:45a.m. to celebrate the wonder of the Resurrection and the hope of the Christian faith. Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman will deliver the Easter message and guest musician, Brad Thompson, will lead our congregational singing. All ages are welcome!

9am
Traditional Worship

This worship in the sanctuary is classic, reverent, and beautifully liturgical. You’ll hear from our choir, organist, and other instrumentalists along with a message from one of our ministers. People tend to dress up a little more for these services.

9:30am
Simple Worship

Located in the Chapel, this short, casual worship service, led by Rev. Shannon Moore, is informal, interactive and engaging. We include all of the elements of standard worship — music, prayer, scripture-based sermon and communion — into a brief, family-friendly time frame.

10:10am
Ten:10

If you are looking for a relaxed worship experience in an informal setting, Ten:10 is for you. This service, in Walker Hall, feels more like your favorite coffee shop than a church – complete with coffee from local favorite Ampersand. The music is acoustic and the dress is casual, so you can come as you are to meet others as we move toward more healing, hope, and wholeness – together. #movetowardmore

11am
Traditional Worship

This worship in the sanctuary is classic, reverent, and beautifully liturgical. You’ll hear from our choir, organist, and other instrumentalists along with a message from one of our ministers. People tend to dress up a little more for these services.

Children's Worship

Children’s Worship will be provided for all ages at 9, 10, and 11am services.

We invite families with babies and children to use our specially marked Rogers Street entrance. Greeters will be on hand to welcome you, help you check in, and guide you to the right location.

Children’s Worship for preschoolers (in south preschool wing) and elementary (outside on playground) is child-focused and child-led. All children will experience worship about the same theme on their level of faith development and share in praising God together.

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

What To Expect

At University Christian Church, all are welcome. And here, all means all. Whoever you are, we invite you to come as you are and be who you are.

When you visit our campus on a Sunday, you’ll find lots of parking. Walk in any door (most use our Rogers Street entrance), and a greeter will meet you and help answer any questions you have.

If you have children, we have programming available for cribs-Fifth graders from 9 am to 12 pm. Our children’s spaces are clean and sanitized. Our childcare staff has COVID-19 training and are CPR and First Aid trained. All childcare staff and volunteers have background checks and child safety and awareness training. On your first visit, you will provide us with safety information for your child and check them in at one of our check-in sites.

Holy Week & Easter Worship

In the midst of life’s challenges and disappointments, we seek a message of hope – light that fills the darkness, good that triumphs over evil, and life that conquers even death. This is the story of Easter. No matter who you are, what you have been through or where you are coming from, we welcome you to share this celebration of hope.

We have four services and three different kinds of worship experiences every weekend.

As a Disciples of Christ congregation, we believe the Lord’s Supper is available to anyone Jesus would have invited. That’s why we proclaim that everyone is welcome at the table.

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